What’s better than a full day at the beach? Eating, of course. Here we’ve compiled the best restaurants in Puerto Galera, so you can eat your way around the island!
1. Resto Veranda
Resto Veranda is a beachfront restaurant in White Beach offering a blend of Western and Asian food, along with wine and cocktails. It was named as the Best Restaurant in Puerto Galera in 2022 by RestaurantGuru.
The restaurant has a chill ambiance, so you can relax and appreciate the ocean view while waiting for your food. The menu is quite long, from salads to pasta, pizza, and various seafood such as Singaporean Chili Crab and Seafood Medley.
The food here is a pricier than other restaurants in the area, but the serving is normally large enough for sharing.
Location: White Beach
Badladz is a dive resort with its own restaurant. The restaurant is popular not just among the resort guests but to other tourists as well for their Filipino dishes.
Offerings range from breakfast silogs to popular Filipino favorites such as sinigang, lechon kawali, and chopseuy. There are also sizzling plates of fish and other seafood. Of course, it won’t be complete without a long list of available alcohol and cocktails.
For those who are looking for non-Filipino options, Badladz also offers Mexican dishes including burritos, tacos, and quesadillas.
Location: White Beach
3. Luca’s Cucina Italiana & Lodge
This is a popular Italian restaurant with a nice view of Talipanan Beach. Try out the crowd-favorite pizza or pick one of their pasta dishes, from a simple aglio olio to pesto alla genovese, bolognese, or marina. They also offer various seafood, cheese, and sandwiches.
For drinks, the restaurant offers “real Italian” esperesso and cappuccino.
4. Izakaya Abe Chang
This cozy Japanese restaurant is tucked away inside a subdivision in Aninuan, about 5 minutes from Aninuan Beach. It’s owned by one woman, who does everything from serving to cooking — and she does everything quickly too!
The restaurant offers authentic Japanese dishes, including fresh sashimi, sushi, ramen, and rice meals such as tonkatsu. Hot tea is served along with your food. Ice cream and fruit shakes are also available.
Izakaya Abe Chang is about 10 minutes away from White Beach. We guarantee that it’s worth finding it though!
5. The Verandah
Not to be confused with Resto Veranda, The Verandah is the in-house restaurant of Out of The Blue Resort & Villas along Sabang Beach. It is consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Puerto Galera over the years.
The restaurant offers Filipino favorites, along with other Asian and Western dishes. It focuses on local produce and local flavors to delight its customers.
This is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Satisfy your hunger or simply enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a glass of Mindoro Sling while looking at the ocean view. Inexpensive but quality wines are available as well.
6. Tamarind Restaurant
This rustic-looking teppanyaki restaurant is one of the best eats in Sabang, Puerto Galera.
You can order classic ribs and steaks, seafood, pasta, and of course Flipino favorites. A definite must-try is the Tamarind Surf and Turf, which includes bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin, grilled praws, grilled tomatoes, and aioli with your choice of side order.
Tamarind Restaurant has amazing beachfront views. It’s a great option for dining out or enjoying the sunset with drinks during Happy Hour.
7. The View Point Bar and Restaurant
The View Point Bar and Restaurant is a landmark restaurant located between Sabang and Puerto Galera town proper. As such, it’s popular stop among commuters.
This restaurant is best known for its stunning bay views. Their menu consists of Filipino dishes such as sizzling sisig, bicol express, and lechon kawali. Fruit shakes and beer are also available.
Location: Between Sabang and Puerto Galera town proper
Food Tips in Puerto Galera
- If you want numerous choices for food, head to White Beach in Puerto Galera. As the tourist center of the island, you can find the most restaurants and bars here to cater to any of your food cravings, whether it’s Filipino or other Asian and international cuisines. Seafood can also be ordered here.
- White Beach is also the nightlife hub of the island. You can find casual bars or bars with comedians for a fun night out. Mindoro Sling is the signature cocktail drink in Puerto Galera.
- Restaurants in Puerto Galera are often in the mid-range to high-end rate. If you’re in a budget, you can find casual eateries offering silog and other rice meals.
Do you have other recommendations for this list of best restaurants in Puerto Galera? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).